Join the staff of the Albert Wisner Public Library for our first Community Reads. Register online and you will receive instructions prior to the online Zoom event.
Read or listen to the novel Washington Square by Henry James. The E-Book and Audiobook is available on HOOPLA. For Kindle owners, it’s free with Kindle Unlimited or go to m.gutenberg.org to download a copy. One of James’ most intriguing books, it is a story full of romance and emotion, but also deals with serious issues of loyalty, faith, and pain.
The story is set in the Washingto n Square section of Manhattan, circa 1850: Dr. Austin Sloper, a wealthy and highly successful physician, lives with his only child, Catherine, a sweet-natured young woman who is a great disappointment to her father, being physically plain and, he believes, dull in terms of personality and intellect. The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, Fanny Kemble.